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  • The Limits of Literary Historicismby Allen Dunn; Thomas Haddox

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 40.00

              The Limits of Literary Historicism is a collection of essays arguing that historicism, which has come to dominate the professional study of literature in recent decades, has become ossified. By drawing attention to the limits of historicism?its blind spots, overreach, and reluctance to acknowledge its commitments?this... more...

  • Literary Criticism and Theoryby Pelagia Goulimari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    This incredibly useful volume offers an introduction to the history of literary criticism and theory from ancient Greece to the present. Grounded in the close reading of landmark theoretical texts, while seeking to encourage the reader's critical response, Pelagia Goulimari examines: major thinkers and critics from Plato and Aristotle to Foucault,... more...

  • Literary Theoryby Terry Eagleton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 33.99

    A quarter of a century on from its original publication, Literary Theory: An Introduction still conjures the subversion, excitement and exoticism that characterized theory through the 1960s and 70s, when it posed an unprecedented challenge to the literary establishment. Eagleton has added a new preface to this anniversary edition to address more... more...

  • Literary Theoryby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    A pocket guide to the key concepts of literary theory, explaining them in clear, accessible language. Cutting through the often confusing welter of peripheral writing on what can be an enormously unwieldy subject, David Carter covers the key thinkers, writers and theories in current lit-crit use, including Derrida; Baudrillard; Habermas; Postmodernism;... more...

  • Literary Theoryby Clare Connors

    Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 14.95

    Rescuing the subject from dry theorists and “isms?, Clare Connors considers the real questions that emerge when studying literature, such as how we find meaning and how it relates to its historical context. Using selections from works including Annie Proulx?s “Brokeback Mountain?, this unpretentious introduction highlights how enjoyable it is to think... more...

  • Literary Theory: The Basicsby Hans Bertens

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95

    This third edition of Hans Bertens? bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary topics including: reception theory and reader response... more...

  • The Literary Theory Handbookby Gregory Castle

    Wiley 2013; US$ 37.95

    The Literary Theory Handbook introduces students to the history and scope of literary theory, showing them how to perform literary analysis, and providing a greater understanding of the historical contexts for different theories.   A new edition of this highly successful text, which includes updated and refined chapters, and new sections... more...

  • Literature against Philosophy, Plato to Derridaby Mark Edmundson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 36.00

    Defence of literary art against the centuries-old drive to subsume literature into theory and philosophy. more...

  • Literature and The Contemporaryby Roger Luckhurst; Peter Marks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    At the end of the century, much criticism has become devoted to `last things': the end of history, the end of the subject, the end of the novel, the end, even, of the end. Literature and the Contemporary , in contrast, aims to provide through twelve essays evidence of the way in which the literature of the 1990s is constantly engaging in questions... more...

  • Literature and Genderby Lizbeth Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Literature and Gender combines an introduction to and an anthology of literary texts which powerfully demonstrate the relevance of gender issues to the study of literature. The volume covers all three major literary genres - poetry, fiction and drama - and closely examines a wide range of themes, including: feminity versus creativity in women's... more...